What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 09/11/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 09/11/2018

The BGS Girls' Junior School will be holding a remembrance assembly on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

Maths Competition

Four of our best mathematicians were chosen to represent BGS in the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards at the Explore Learning Centre in Bury. The pupils were Zoe and Alexia from the Girls' Junior School and Ayaanali and Aditya from the Boys' Junior School. Everyone was very excited and used their maths brains well! They worked together brilliantly as a team and we are anxiously waiting to see if we are through to the next round, to be held on 6th December.


What’s been happening - classes:

Year 3

Year 3 had a ‘Scrummdiddlyumptious’ time this week, as we launched into our next exciting topic. We smelt, touched and tasted a variety of food, and finished by making our own models using fruit and vegetables. There were some unusual creations and lots of fun was had by all.


Year 4

The Year 4 classroom was a hive of activity as the girls worked with great focus on the closing activities for their topic, ‘I am Warrior’. They completed a variety of activities ranging from researching Emperor Claudius on the computer to creating Roman helmets out of recycled card (including the red plume on top). My personal favourite was a chain mail shirt made out of paper clips.

It is lovely to see all the girls after their half term break and I hope that they will throw themselves into their next topic, ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’ with as much vigour.


Year 5

Read all about it! Read all about it! Year 5 boys and girls were most perturbed on Monday to see in the newspaper that war had broken out in Europe and to find out they had all been enlisted as privates into the British Army. Before they could be shipped off to fight in Flanders, they were required to undergo a round of strict training. Major Bob Rylance assessed the children for suitability by teaching them some essential drill, on the Junior Boys’ playground, where they learned how to stand to attention, stand at ease and to turn in perfect rank formation.

They learned how to hold their rifles (which bore a marked resemblance to cricket bats, stumps and metre sticks) and were very impressive in all of their manoeuvres. Fortunately, the penny dropped – this was role play and not ‘the real thing’; we were launching the new Cornerstones project, ‘Fallen Fields’, in time for the centenary of the Armistice of 1918. The children had a fantastic learning experience and have begun to make their own enquiries and investigation about the Great War.

5T’s parents are invited to attend our Class Assembly on Tuesday, which will be a Service of Remembrance.


Year 6

Year 6 have been busy selling poppies and merchandise for the British Legion this week.

School Council asked all of the Girls' Junior School classes for lists of books they would like to see in our Girls’ Junior School Library. These have now arrived and are ready for borrowing this week! Well done, School Council!

Engineering Club researched aerodynamics this week by experimenting with different sized aeroplanes. They predicted which would go the furthest – there were many surprised faces when the larger planes won.